New York – Gov. Danbaba Suntai of Taraba will be departing New York to Jalingo on a chartered flight on Saturday.
A source close to the family told NAN that they could not secure enough seats for those accompanying Suntai, hence the chartered flight.
The source also said another reason was because all the commercial airlines operating direct flight from New York to Nigeria were fully booked.
He, however, declined to name the flight, airport and time of departure as well as the time of arrival in Jalingo, but said the the governor’s wife, Hauwa, had left for home to prepare ground for the arrival of her husband.
The governor’s wife had in a telephone interview on Aug. 20 said that her husband was expected to depart the Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and Home, New York, on Aug. 25.
Suntai had spent four months at the rehabilitation centre, following injuries he sustained in an aircraft crash on his way to Yola on Oct. 25, 2012 (NAN)